Alternative Names: Mincks-Adams Hotel, Adams Hotel
Address: 401-403 South Cheyenne Avenue
Height: 195.00 feet
The Adams Building was constructed from 1927-1928 by businessman I. S. “Ike” Mincks and originally named the Mincks Hotel. Mincks had audacious plans for the luxurious property, which welcomed guests from around the world who were in Tulsa for the first International Petroleum Exposition in 1923.
Mincks, having fallen on hard times, declared bankruptcy in 1935, and the hotel was sold and later reopened as the Adams Hotel.
In the early 1980s, at the end of downtown’s last building boom, the hotel was converted to the Adams Office Tower.
Beloved for its blend of Gothic, Italian Renaissance, and Baroque architectural styles, the building was added to the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) on November 7, 1977.